Kari Kenefick has been a member of the Wisconsin Pottery Association since the Show and Sale of 1997, when she was coerced by her cousin Barb Reed to help watch the exhibit and then to join the club!
The coercion continued and Kari was the founder & editor for almost five years of the WPA Press, the club’s quarterly newsletter and has served as the club’s vice president and president. Kari’s collecting preferences are primarily for arts and crafts era pieces, Brush and McCoy potteries, and Lu Ray dinnerware.
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WPA Press – Featured WPA Member – Barbara Budig
WPA Press – Featured WPA Member – Ed Arnold
WPA Press – By The Way (George Ohr)
WPA Press – Fall 1999 Presentations
Century House was the name of a Madison, Wisconsin tavern building, originally erected in 1836. In October of 1948, Priscilla Jane Scalbom purchased the building for $6,000.
A Madison high school art teacher who had been educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, Scalbom began a pottery production and retail operation which she called Century House, after the building. In 1949, Scalbom married Max Howell, another potter, who had learned the craft in California. Continue reading “Century House Pottery”
The Camden Art Tile and Pottery Company was founded in the fall of 1926 in Camden, Arkansas, by Samuel “Jack” Carnes, John Lessell, Stephen Sebaugh and the Camden Chamber of Commerce. Factory production began in the summer of 1927.
Since 1999, through our research, annual shows and presentations at our monthly meetings, the Wisconsin Pottery Association has gathered information and examples related to many pottery companies.
We share this information for the benefit of our members and other pottery collectors and enthusiasts.
Here is an alphabetical listing of potteries that are (or will be) featured on this site.
Note: We are actively in the process of reorganizing and updating our website content. Information, galleries, and details of past shows and presentations will appear again soon. Please revisit! Thank you for your patience.
The content below is a report on the Clewell Pottery presentation made by member Betsy Knutzen in February 2000.
Clewell is one of those potteries for which there is very little printed information. Betty went back through old journals seeking data for her talk. The following is a bit of what she learned and presented to the WPA. Continue reading “Clewell Pottery”
The Weller Pottery was the first mass producer of art pottery. Samuel Weller was known for hiring great artists, and for his innovations. However, he also produced many so-called “mutant” pots – strange glazes and odd glazes for a given pot type.
At the March 2001 WPA meeting Chris Swart gave a wonderful presentation on Weller Art Pottery. Chris also organized our 2001 Show and Sale Exhibit on Weller and Company. Continue reading “Weller Pottery”